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Biography

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born on 10th Feb. 1805 of God fearing parents Iko (Kuriakose) Chavara and Mariam Thoppil of the Syro-Malabar Church, at Kainakary, near Allappuzha, Kerala.

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Biography

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born on 10th Feb. 1805 of God fearing parents Iko (Kuriakose) Chavara and Mariam Thoppil of the Syro-Malabar Church, at Kainakary, near Allappuzha, Kerala.

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Rev. Fr. Mathews Chackalackal CMI, Presenting Memento

Fr. Mathews Chackalackal, Prior of St. Joseph's Monastery and director of St.Kuriakose Elias Chavara Pilgrim…

People praying at the Tomb

peoples praying at the Tomb of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, at mannanam.

Mar Sebastian Vaniapurackal and CMI Prior General

Mar Sebastian Vaniapurackal (Curia Bishop) and CMI Prior General Fr. Dr. Thomas Chathamparampil praying before…

St. Chavara Feast – 2022

Newly ordained Priests Praying at the Tomb of St. Chavara.  

Address by Hon’ble Vice President of India

Address by Hon'ble Vice President of India,Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu, during the conclusion ceremony of…

Hon’ble Vice President, Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu, at Monastery Church

Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon'ble Vice President of India, praying at Mannanam Monastery Church during…

Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India

Floral Tribute by Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu, at the Tomb of St. Chavara, on Jan…

St. Chavara Feast 2021-2022

 വിശുദ്ധ ചാവറപിതാവിൻ്റെ തിരുനാളിനു ചങ്ങനാശ്ശേരി അതിരൂപത സഹായമെത്രാൻ മാർ തോമസ് തറയിൽ കൊടിയേറ്റുന്നു

Canonization 7th Anniversary, 2021 Nov.23

വിശുദ്ധ ചാവറപിതാവിൻ്റെ വിശുദ്ധ പദവിയുടെ ഏഴാം വാർഷികദിനത്തിൽ കബറിടത്തിൽ പുഷ്പാർച്ചന നടത്തുന്ന പ്രമുഖർ 

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Important Feast Day's

Jan 3  – Feast of St.Kuriakose Elias Chavara

Feb 10 – Birth Day of St. Chavara -Ezhuthiniruthu (Initiation to Letters)

Third week after Easter– Feast of St. Joseph and – Nalpathumani Aradhana(40 Hours Adoration)

May11–  Kallittaperunnal-Foundation Day of CMI Congregation

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Milestone

1805  February 10 – Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born at Kainakary

1805, February 18 – Baptized at Chennankary Church

1827 – Received the sub-diaconate

1828 – Received the diaconate

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Historical Importance of Mannanam

The Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first extant indigenous Congregation in India was founded on 11 May, 1831. The Founding Fathers were Fr Thomas Palackal, Fr Thomas Porukara and St Kuriakose Elias Chavara. On 8th December 1855

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Postage Stamp

The commemorative postage stamp of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was released by the then President of India Mr. R. Venkataraman on Sunday, the 20th December 1987, at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The stamp has been designed by India Security Press, Nashik Road.

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